"He participated in the military coup in Libya in 1969 that led Gaddafi to power, was captured, switched sides and was later to overthrow the dictator."
"Now leads Khalifa Haftar, the östlibyska forces advanced towards the capital Tripoli."
"He has long since written itself in Libya's history books, also by far. Now 75-year-old from Ajdabiya once again in the heart of the action, since his forces in the Libyan national army (LNA) set himself against Tripoli, which is controlled by the UN-backed government."
"Khalifa Haftar is in many ways a controversial person. Several of his former allies have defected from his östlibyska forces, and critics have accused him of giving power and influence to relatives, including two of his sons, who received the high military positions and own brigade, writes al-Jazeera. In addition, he has been accused of war crimes in connection with that he is alleged to have ordered the extrajudicial executions at the siege of the city of Darna, writes The Guardian."
"field marshal, which is usually described as a warlord, made his first real impression as one of the young officers who helped Muammar Gaddafi to power in a military coup in 1969, according to al-Jazeera."
"a little over A decade later, in 1980, appointed Gaddafi his close allies to the commander of the libyan forces in the war against Chad. But 1987 was captured Haftar of Chad's armed forces, and that an inglorious end to her mission refused Gaddafi to admit that Haftar acted on behalf of the government of Libya because the dictator shortly before promised to withdraw its forces from the country, writes Newsweek."
"Khalifa Haftar returned to his native country in connection with the Natostödda uprising in 2011 – in which Sweden participated with spaningsflyg – and became one of the main commanders of the rebel army in the country's eastern parts which were toppled Muammar Gaddafi, writes the BBC."
"Three years later, he brought a lot of attention in the context of a speech broadcast on tv, where he encouraged the population to overthrow the elected parliament and the country's general assembly. With the support of Egypt and the United arab emirates launched Haftar in the same year a military action against those he branded as "
"Khalifa Haftar suffered a stroke in connection with a visit to Jordan at the beginning of 2018, and flown to Paris, where he was being treated in hospital. When he returned to Libya, he launched a military action against islamist militias in the city of Darna, which until then was the only part of the north east of Libya that remained outside his control. In the beginning of 2019, he continued south with the stated goal to clear the area from "
"the Libyan national army, took with ease the region's largest city and an important oil field without major conflict – and subsequently addressed the sights against Tripoli, a battle that has become next episode of the serial about him."